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BTS Meet Joe Biden to Discuss Stamping Out Hate Crimes

  • Pop group BTS at White House to discuss anti-Asian hate crimes
  • Biden signed Covid-19 Hate Crimes Act into law last year
Members of Korean pop band BTS during a news conference at the White House in Washington, D.C., US, on Tuesday, May 31.
Members of Korean pop band BTS during a news conference at the White House in Washington, D.C., US, on Tuesday, May 31.Photographer: Oliver Contreras/Sipa/Bloomberg

Members of K-Pop supergroup BTS said they hoped their meeting Tuesday with President Joe Biden would help bring attention to efforts to curb hate crimes in the US and elsewhere.

“We were devastated by the recent surge of hate crimes, including Asian-American hate crimes,” Jimin, a member of the group, said through a translator. “To put a stop to this and support the cause, we’d like to take this opportunity to voice ourselves, once again.”